Volunteer Opportunity

Auberge Transition : Childcare

Volunteer Position Description Watching and playing with children while mothers attend meetings with counsellors, support groups and/or giving them much needed respite. Volunteers can watch the children, but are encouraged to play with them or plan small activities to do during their time here. Volunteers can be scheduled or offer their time when they have it spontaneously. The workers on the floor can support volunteers if they require help planning activities, or give ideas. Volunteers are encouraged to use their personal or professional skills when planning activities, if the skills are transferable to working with children.
On/Off Campus Off-campus (Montreal)
Position Type Volunteer opportunity
Location On-site
Address CP 266 Succursale NDG, Montreal, QC H4A 3P6
Neighborhood/Area Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Contact with Clients? Direct volunteering with clients
Volunteer Tasks Animating Activities, Caregiving, Cooking, Friendly Visiting
Volunteer Tasks (Other)
French required? Yes
Volunteer Position Requirements Experience working with children is always an asset but NOT a requirement. French and English required. Knowing other languages is a great asset. Police background checks will be conducted by the organization for every volunteer. Training is provided for all volunteers.
Open to students in all degrees and disciplines? Yes
Targeted Degrees and Disciplines Applied Human Sciences, Art Education, Communication Studies, Contemporary Dance, Creative Arts Therapies, Education, English, Études françaises, Exercise science, Humanities, Humanities Doctoral Program (Fine Arts), Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy
Time Period Rolling basis
Start Date
End date
Length of Commitment Expected
Time Commitment Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Weekend
Hours per Week
Training provided? Yes
Other Benefits
Benefits (Other)
Application Procedure Online application form, Email organization contact, Call organization contact
Application Contact Information jessica.g@aubergetransition.org
Application Deadline
Application Material Required Short cover letter, Résumé
Additonal Application Information / Comments The shelter's address will remain confidential for safety and security reasons, it will be given upon the first scheduled training. As this is a shelter for women who have often experienced intimate partner violence from male perpetrators, only non-male identifying people will be accepted as volunteers for roles within the residence.